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I Voted

I’ve voted in every election for which I was eligible. The voting age changed from 21 to 18 in time that I was eligible one election earlier than I would have been. I’ve always considered the right to vote an … Continue reading

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My Morning Soundtrack

Most evenings, my husband and I share a glass of wine by the fire. When it’s cold, that fire is in our fireplace. When it’s not cold (or not too cold), the fire is in our firepit outside. As we … Continue reading

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Time Out Outside

My grandchildren were playing happily outside one afternoon when a little pushing ensued. They were taking turns going down the slide, but that turned into a race to see who could get to the top first. The little one was … Continue reading

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With This Ring . . .

Once I finally convinced him to marry me, I would have been happy with a cigar band. But no, not him. He sold jewelry when he was in college. We needed to find a wedding band he had never sold or … Continue reading

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On Not Being a Cheerleader

I had no early experience with football. I grew up in a house with no men. Then, in seventh grade, my new school had a football team. And my Big Crush was on the team! I became a football fan. … Continue reading

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I No Longer

This quote, written by José Micard Teixeira, has been floating around Facebook for the last week or so and I thought I’d share it here for those who missed it. “I no longer have patience for certain things, not because … Continue reading

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Moments Just Happen

One morning last week, my four-year-old granddaughter and I were at the breakfast table talking about family. “Who is your mommy?” she asked. “Grandma Barbara is my mommy.” “I have a Grandma Barbara, too.” “I know; she’s my mommy.” “Who’s … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Picture

This is a picture of me when I was three years old. Looking at the picture, you might think I was a somber child. Honestly, though, somber is a word that has never been used to describe me, especially when … Continue reading

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The Sears Catalog

I have an aunt who is my age. Growing up, we lived in the same household and were raised as sisters. Our family moved often, so we were usually the new kids in the neighborhood. Sometimes, it was really nice … Continue reading

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Thoughts About “Stuff”

For the last several months, I’ve been hosting Show & Tell for Adults. At these events, people bring something special to show the group and then they share the story of what makes it special to them. Members of the … Continue reading

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